By Assunta Ng Recently, I got e-mails that Gael Tarleton, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, is running for state representative. Another Port of Seattle Commissioner, Rob Holland, called me saying that he, too, is running for state representative. Bill Bryant, also a Port of Seattle commissioner, is mulling over which office to run […]
This year, the Port of Seattle turns 100 — and a lot has happened in 100 years. In 1911, King County voters approved creation of the port, which helped to unify a mix of privately owned and competing waterfront companies into one that was publicly owned. By the end of that decade, the port […]
Compiled by Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.
“This dinner is not a town hall meeting,” joked Assunta Ng, founder of the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the event’s organizer, referring to the celebration dinner held at the House of Hong on Dec. 4 honoring Dow Constantine, Martha Choe, Lloyd Hara, Mike McGinn, and John Okamoto. They were named the 2009 Top Contributors to the Asian Community by the Northwest Asian Weekly. This year’s theme was “Diversity at the Top.”
Lloyd Hara was sworn in as King County Assessor by Judge Harry J. McCarthy at King County Superior Court on Nov. 24 in front of family, friends, and supporters.
Lloyd Hara was born in Seattle, and he is proud of this fact. He is also a proud sansei — a third generation Japanese American.
Among some of the hottest issues on the ballot this year, the King County Assessor’s race could easily have been forgotten. This is an issue that Lloyd Hara — who, at press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, was leading the polls — wants to correct.
We are endorsing Dow Constantine because of his proven record of reforming King County. He brings with him experience and education. Constantine has the credentials: a law degree and a degree in urban planning.
Patsy Bonincontri has served on the Bellevue City Council since 1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. She would like to continue to advocate for improving the quality of life in Bellevue, invest in human capital, and upgrade its infrastructure to support anticipated growth.
It seems as though whenever people throw their names into the hat of politics, too many of them are only doing it for a personal gain. Oftentimes, they run without a connection to their community. Lloyd Hara, however, may be the exception.